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LH COMMENT: With the wealth of shops, restaurants and museums in this part of London the visitor cannot go wrong. Add to that the best deals found on London Hotels and it's worthy of your consideration.
The Gainsborough is close to Harrod's Store and the Victoria and Albert Museum is just a few minutes walk away.
Excellent location for transport links with South Kensington Tube stop just a few minutes from the doorstep.
Some say the hotel is in need for refurbishment and rooms can be a little small. However, if the price is right and all you need is a bed, then it's sure to fit your requirements.
About the Gainsborough Hotel
A 4-Star classic boutique establishment, Gainsborough Hotel is just 0.2 miles from South Kensington Underground station. The station is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria (1.8 miles away), which is a terminal for passengers travelling by train to Gatwick Airport. Victoria station has a local bus station in the forecourt and is close to Victoria Coach Station for nationwide long-distance coaches. Victoria station also connects with the Underground and serves the following lines: Victoria, District and Circle. Stations in the area are in Travelcard Zone 1. If you fly to Heathrow Airport you can catch the Piccadilly Line straight to Central London. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars.
Gainsborough Hotel, London
This business-friendly hotel is 0.3 miles from London’s Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Academic institution Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) is 0.3 miles away and Richmond University - The American International University in London (Kensington Campus) is 0.7 miles from the hotel. Brompton Oratory, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Arts are 0.5 miles away, while the Royal Geographical Society is 0.6 miles away. They are on the edge of Kensington Gardens, which is the home of Kensington Palace (1.0 miles from the hotel) and the Albert Memorial. Kensington Gardens leads to Hyde Park. In the Royal parks you will find the Serpentine boating lake, the Serpentine Gallery, the Princess Diana memorial, horse riding stables and Italian Gardens. Hyde Park will be holding the Open Water Swimming events for the 2012 Olympics.
For upmarket shopping, Harrods is 0.7 miles away and Knightsbridge is 0.9 miles. The Saatchi Gallery is 0.9 miles from the hotel, on the edge of Sloane Square. The exhibition centres at Earls Court and Olympia are about a mile and a half from the hotel and are easy to reach by tube or taxi. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, shops and nightlife within walking distance of the hotel and it is also very easy to get into the heart of London for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.
The hotel has a traditional white-fronted exterior while the interior is a pleasant blend of traditional features and modern style and convenience. All the guest rooms at Gainsborough Hotel are luxuriously furnished with very comfortable beds and have coffee/tea-making equipment and safes. The bathrooms feature showers, make-up/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless internet access is available for a charge. As well as desks and complimentary newspapers, guest rooms have direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions in the rooms have satellite channels and pay-per-view movies. Guests may request irons and ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding and extra towels or bedding. Housekeeping is available daily. Rooms at the Gainsborough Hotel include singles, doubles, twins, triples and suites.
Hotel amenities and services include a technology helpdesk, technology support staff and business services. Wireless and wired high-speed internet access is available in public areas (charged). There is also a charged roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times. A lounge bar is open for drinks and the hotel serves English breakfasts at an additional charge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Facilities include a concierge desk to help guests book tickets to shows and events, reserve restaurant tables and arrange transport. The hotel also has multilingual staff and laundry facilities.